Midtown, FL (December 14, 2018) – Evan Power, the Leon County Republican Party Chair, was arrested two nights ago and charged with DUI after refusing to take a breathalyzer.

At the time, an off-duty police officer was walking his dog in Midtown and watched Power strike a parked vehicle with his car near the area of Cherry Street. Officers arrived, where they found Power with bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol emanating from him. Power admitted to police that he had been leaving a local establishment and had consumed two beers.

Power refused to take the field sobriety tests, which led to his DUI arrest. On the way to jail, Power asked police about what his consequences would be if he failed a breathalyzer for alcohol. He declined to take the breathalyzer test and was released on a $500 bond.

Power told a news outlet that he is focused on continuing to build the local Republican Party, just not as vice chair in his immediate future.

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